Frank William "Slim" Taylor, MM



Mar 1889

Born at London England


Oct 25, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59957 (temporary number 1076)

Ø      Next of kin given as John Taylor (father) of Beeches Farm, Hartfield, Sussex England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 1 year in the 45th Victoria Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to the Depot Company and employed with the Military Police


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Jun 14, 1915

Transferred to “A” Company


Jun 22, 1915

Assigned for duty with Regimental Military Police


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Oct 9, 1915

Returned to duty from the Military Police duty


Oct 23, 1915

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with shrapnel wounds to head, leg and abdomen 

Transferred same day to No 2 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) at Bailleul


Oct 25, 1915

Transferred via No 10 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No 26 General Hospital at Etaples  

3 separate surgeries were performed here to remove shrapnel


Nov 4, 1915



Nov 5, 1915

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen


Admitted to the Queens Canadian Military Hospital at Beechboro Park 

Posted to the 39th Reserve Battalion


Feb, 15, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Feb 21, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Monks Horton


Feb 23, 1916

Transported to Moore Barracks Hospital for surgery


Feb 26, 1916

Returned to Monks Horton from surgery


Feb 28, 1916

Transferred to the Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe


Mar 28, 1916

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Monks Horton


May 16, 1916

Transferred to the Military Hospital at Monks Horton


Jun 24, 1916

Discharged from hospital and placed On Command to the 1st CCD (Casualty Convalescent Depot) at Folkestone for PT (Physical Training)


Jul 25, 1916

Ceases to be On Command to 1st CCD on admission to Hospital at Rhyl


Sep 27, 1916

Discharged from hospital and reported to CCAC at Folkestone


Oct 1, 1916

Attached to 1st CCD at Shoreham by Sea


Oct 3, 1916

On Command to 2nd CCD for PT


Nov 6, 1916

Discharged from 1st CCD


Nov 7, 1916

On Command to 1st CCTB (Canadian Casualty Training Battalion) for PT etc


Nov 21, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the field


Dec 12, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Apr 16, 1917

Admitted to No 32 Stationary Hospital at Wimereux with ICT (Inter Connective Tissue) infection in both feet


Apr 24, 1917

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot at Boulogne


Apr 26, 1917

Transferred to No 10 Convalescent Depot at Ecault


May 24, 1917

Discharged to No 3 Large Rest Camp at Boulogne


May 26, 1917



Jun 7, 1917

Joined 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in the field


Jun 12, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 26, 1917

Proceeded on course


Aug 28, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from course


Sep 22, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 3, 1917

At duty from leave


Oct 31, 1917

Admitted to No 12 CFA diagnosed with Trench Mouth


Nov 15, 1917

Discharged from CFA to duty


Nov 18, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from CFA


Jan 31, 1918

Attached to 1st Canadian Tunneling Company


Feb 19, 1918

Ceases to be attached and rejoined the 21st Battalion


May 22, 1918

Admitted to No 5 CFA diagnosed with Pediculosis Scabies


May 28, 1918

Transferred to No 19 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Jun 2, 1918

Transferred via No 32 AT (Ambulance Train)


Jun 3, 1918

Admitted to No 47 General Hospital, and the diagnosis now includes Impetigo


Jun 20, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Warilda


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Jun 22, 1918

Admitted to No 4 Canadian General Hospital at Basingstoke


Aug 8, 1918

Transferred to PPCRC (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital) at Bexhill


Aug 29, 1918

Awarded the Military Medal per London Gazette #30873


This was in recognition for his acts of “conspicuous gallantry” during a raid at Neuville Vitasse on the night of April 28/29, 1918


Sep 6, 1918

Discharged from hospital and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Oct 27, 1918

Admitted to No 14 General Hospital at Eastbourne with Influenza


Jan 9, 1919

Discharged to duty from hospital


Apr 23, 1919

TOS NBRD (New Brunswick Regimental Depot) at Ripon pending return to Canada


May 6, 1919

Embarked the SS Scotian at Liverpool



May 15, 1919

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


May 17, 1919

TOS No 3 Detachment of the CMPC (Canadian Military Police Corps) at Kingston Ontario for duty


May 21, 1919

Granted 10 days leave with subsistence


Jul 29, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – 11 Lower Charles St, Kingston Ontario

Ø      Rank on discharge L/Cpl 

On discharge he forfeited 4 days pay for Barracks Damages


Sep 23, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to him at 200 Alfred St, Kingston Ontario


Dec 1, 1952

Deceased at Kingston Ontario 

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